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The Many Medical Uses Of Cannabis Compounds

Along with THC, cannabis contains a number of other important cannabinoids that are responsible for a wide range of marijuana’s medicinal applications.

by Emily Gray Brosious

Cannabinoids 101: What are they and what do they do?

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found in marijuana flowers that provide medical relief for a variety of symptoms including pain, muscle spasms and more. Cannabis contains at least 85 known cannabinoids and many are known to have medical value.

According to Leafly:

These [cannabinoids] work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability and health.

You’re probably familiar with at least one cannabinoid: THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most widely known cannabinoid. That’s largely because THC is responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive properties. In other words, THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high.

But THC actually does a lot more than just getting people high. And along with THC, cannabis contains a number of other important cannabinoids that are responsible for a wide range of marijuana’s medicinal applications.

Check out the [link] below to learn about six major cannabinoids and what they do.

6 major cannabinoids and their medical benefits

Source: Sun Times

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